This free Power of Words Bible study is designed to help students learn how to glorify God with everything they say. You can use this small group in your youth group, church gathering, or as a personal Bible study on the power of words.
Here is How the Power of Words Bible Study Breaks Down:
Week 1: Your Words have Power
In Proverbs chapter 12, Solomon uses contrasting language to reveal the critical principle that your words are powerful. Wise people take their speech seriously because words can be a weapon or medicine, hurting or healing. We must actively apply a filter to our words. Just like a water filter purifies our drinking water, we must filter the phrases we share. Before you say something, ask, “Does this hurt or heal?” One healing phrase can change someone’s entire day.
Scripture: Proverbs 12:18
Week 2: Lying
Lying can crush relationships, make your life difficult, and lead to an identity crisis. Build your life on honesty and integrity. Truth is not just important to God. Honesty is God’s identity (Psalm 31:5). If we want to be more like Jesus, honesty is essential.
Scripture: Proverbs 12:22-23
Week 3: Gossip
Solomon suggests that gossip is like a “dainty morsel.” Think of this chatter like a cute sweet treat that’s both tasty and bad for your health. Imagine gossip like a box of eye-catching chocolates where each piece is packed with poison. They are appealing to the eyes and sweet on the tongue, but hurtful to your heart. It looks delightful, but it’s actually destructive.
Scripture: Proverbs 18:8
Week 4: Anger
We often think about anger exclusively in a negative light, but the Bible teaches that anger is a characteristic of God (Numbers 11:1-2). When Scripture discusses the anger of God, it’s often paralleled with fire. This is an intentional metaphor with a powerful message. Anger, like fire, is constructive when controlled and destructive when uncontrolled.
Scripture: Proverbs 14:29
This free Power of Words Bible study includes:
— 4 small group discussion guides on the Power of Words
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